this week echo started its seed order, turned the lights on in the grow room, put seed to soil, and water to seed and poof! '11 is started! -30 or whatever, bah.
i get alot of questions about what a farmer does in the winter. well, i have been conferencing, researching, flyering, ordering, fixin, playin(shh!), cleaning, organizing, scheming, pickin (yes really), packin/ distro the last of our '10 crops, catching up with friends and family, more study, loan lookin, activisting, and on. and on. its a different busy, but busy none the less.
this year will be the first that the csa rents the whole farm! that means we have a (club) house. and a shop. oh wow, a dream realized! thats pretty great and i am stoked on what that will means going forward.
the csa will be serving cedar rapids, iowa city, and the quad cities (with points in between). we are taking on interns as well. new pi will again be receiving truck loads our amazing veg bi-weekly, as will all of our restaurant accounts. echo will also again be at the iowa city farmers market every wed and sat, as well as our own market on saturdays from when we have veg til the beginning of may. excitement and sunlight is building!